PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, the project led by the former PANTERA and current DOWN/SUPERJOINT frontman, has announced the addition of former CATTLE DECAPITATION bassist/current SCOUR guitarist Derek Engemann to the group's squad. Engemann who takes the place of bass player Walter Howard (GRIEVED, OPPRESSIVE FORCE, VAGINAL BEAR TRAP) will make his live debut with THE ILLEGALS beginning next week on the band's Latin American tour where the band will perform ILLEGALS tracks alongside a selection of PANTERA hits.
Comments Anselmo of the new addition: "Derek is a brother; he's solid, driven, and talented. It's awesome to have him on board and I look forward to jamming and writing with him. We're lucky to have him."
Adds Engemann: "I'm very excited to share the stage with THE ILLEGALS! It's also truly an honour to pay such a great tribute to Dime and Vinnie!"
Greek dark metal band ROTTING CHRIST have unveiled a video for their new song "The Raven". It is the third track to be released from the band's upcoming album, "The Heretics", which will be released on February 15 via Season Of Mist.
Frontman Sakis Tolis comments on the new song: "We proudly present to you 'The Raven', the third song from our upcoming new album, 'The Heretics'. It is the epilogue of the album, and one of our most atmospheric and melodic creations. It's a tribute to one of America's most (in)famous writers Edgar Allan Poe and more specifically to his influential poem of the same name. Enjoy 'The Raven' and see you soon on our heretical path!"
The artwork for "The Heretics" was created by Greek artist Maximos Manolis.
Dutch death/thrash metal band IZEGRIM have released a video for the song "Retraumatized", which is taken from their latest EP, titled "Beheaded By Trust". The clip follows the band throughout its performance at the sold-out Eindhoven Metal Meeting festival, which took place on December 14. The video was directed by Sebastiaan Spijker of Ik Wil Ook Een Videoclip.
IZEGRIM's Marloes comments: "From preparations to soundcheck, to the gig at the prestigious sold-out Eindhoven Metal Meeting: it's all packed into Izegrim's latest video clip. No expensive props, no bluescreens, no storyline or silly choreography. This is 100% IZEGRIM at its best!"
Swedish epic heavy doom metal warlords SORCERER has announced the addition of bassist Justin Biggs to the group's squad.
Says the band: "This may come as a surprise to some, maybe not to others. Justin is the handsome fellow on stage left that has been filling in for Johnny Hagel on all our gigs this past year, doing a splendid job, we hasten to add, and we're very happy to announce that he is now a full-time member.
"Coming from a heavier direction than some of us other guys, we're really excited to see what he will bring to the table in terms of songwriting. He's already played us some of his ideas for the album and they are heavy as shit so we are very much looking forward to bringing his musical personality into the SORCERER sound.
"But what about Johnny, you ask? Well, we are also very happy to say that he will stay on as a member but not playing live with the band. He will take part in some of the decision-making and the creative direction of the band but most importantly he will still be every bit as involved in the songwriting as before, and we wouldn't have it any other way so all you Hagel fans, stay cool. He's still with us.
No one can destroy this MALEVOLENT CREATION is a legendary line by the late, great Bret Hoffmann, who passed away on July 7th, 2018. Renowned and revered for his vicious vocal style and unique onstage presence, Hoffmann is impossible to replace, but co-founder Phil Fasciana decided to face the challenge and affirm the truth behind this lyric from the groups 1991 debut The Ten Commandments.
Now, MALEVOLENT CREATION has confirmed January 18th, 2019 as the release date for The 13th Beast, which introduces a new line-up consisting of Phil Cancilla (drums), Josh Gibbs (bass), Phil Fasciana (guitars) and vocalist/guitarist Lee Wollenschlaeger (Throne Of Nails, Imperial Empire).
This is the biggest honour I could ever be given, says Lee Wollenschlaeger.The opportunity to front one of my all-time favourite bands, and an even bigger pleasure of jamming with such great people. We have created one of the most relentless albums of MALEVOLENT CREATIONs history. As a fan, I know we are going to shock a lot of people at how intense this new album is. Done in a way only MALEVOLENT CREATION can. I cant wait to see all you guys on the road in 2019 and beyond, playing songs from all the albums, including our new album, The 13th Beast!
Lee was the missing link when I was searching for a new vocalist and guitarist, adds Phil Fasciana. Each new member is a solid musician and songwriter sharing the same passion for extreme music MALEVOLENT CREATION has been striving for since 1987. Im very proud of this album and look forward to presenting it live as well as songs from our massive back catalogue including stuff that hasn't been played live in a long time or ever.
Musically, The 13th Beast expands upon 2014s Dead Mans Path yet also incorporates a brutality known from albums such as The Will To Kill and Eternal which is further accentuated by Wollenschlaegers understandable yet deeper vocal tone and songwriting contributions. Just like Dead Mans Path, the record offers artwork by German Latorres, and was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö @ Unisound.
A first song from the album will be released on November 30th, 2018.
The 13th Beast will be released as black and limited coloured LP plus 4-page LP booklet, CD, and digitally presales start November 23rd, 2018.
The official lyric video for "The Hunt For White Christ", the title track of the 13th full-length album from Swedish death metal veterans UNLEASHED, can be seen below. The disc will be released on October 26 via Napalm Records.
Vocalist/bass player Johnny Hedlund explains the story behind the new song: "After the despicable acts of terror against women and children in the South, and the devastation of the villages (as seen on the album cover), The Midgard Warriors decide to hunt down White Christ, all the way to Jorsala, if need be."
Legendary Florida death metal masters Malevolent Creation is just finished recording for their last album and they are still working on the other details of the upcoming album. Album will be titled as 13th Beast and it is on the hands of a famous musician and sound engineer Dan Swano for mastering and mixing. There is no release date revealed until now.
Here is the bands official statement;
''The 13th full-length Malevolent Creation album "The 13th Beast" is done and being mixed and mastered by Dan Swano as we speak. Get ready for complete annihilation!''
Malevolent Creations founder legendary vocalist Brett Hoffman passed away because of the cancer last year.
Mass Infection are set to release a new album, entitled "Shadows Became Flesh", on the 7th of December 2018 via Comatose Music. Recorded and mixed once again at Infected Studios in Livadia, Greece, at the end of Summer and in an overall process of a month. Our fourth full-length release was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music and consists of 9 new songs, featuring a fantastic cover artwork by the Greek painter Maximos Manolis!
Coming four years after its predecessor, "Shadows Became Flesh" brings along new elements, sounding completely fresh and unlike any other album in the band's history.
This time all music and lyrics are saturated with a nightmarish atmosphere, new riffing styles and patterns have been added, fitted with Giulio Galati - Drummer relentless drum pummeling and explosiveness, as his unquestionable skills have raised the band to the next level!
Lyric-wise, new ideas were conceived to match the darker sound: themes regarding dreams, mystical visions,
hallucinating experiences and images of otherworldly entities focus on a personal perspective on encountering the realms of the beyond, thus leaving behind any old subjects and marking a different era for the band and a path most likely to be followed in every future attempt.
Demise Of The Almighty
To The Lords Of Revulsion
Oath To Nothingness
Enduring Through The Apocalypse
At One With Demon Dreams
The Merging Of Infinities
Shadows Became Flesh
Updates and details regarding preorders are soon to follow. Videos from recordings and a brand new song will be uploaded as well, so keep your eyes open for more! Expect nothing less than obscure and ominous brutal death metal that will melt your face!
Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of black metal worshippers Urn. The band will release their new album via Season of Mist in 2019.
URN comment: "Hey comrades and supporters around the globe! For the ones who aren't familiar with us, we are here to tease you with the sound of Urn from the fiery depths of the Finnish history and long forgotten voices. Here we are on the shores of a new era. Since the beginning, we have been focusing on creating something unique of our own and after all these years, with the same and hard working mentality, we are more than excited to now sign with Season of Mist. Once again, we start the engine and deliver the sound of metal. Let it Burn!"
Founding father and current member of renowned death metal band BROKEN HOPE and author of Barnes & Noble Top 10 Paperback Bestseller THE ARMAGEDDON CHORD, Jeremy Wagner, will release his new horror novel, RABID HEART a novel about the depth of undying love in the midst of a zombie apocalypse available internationally in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, Digital and Audio formats on October 3, 2018 via the AFRAID Horror Imprint of Riverdale Avenue Books.
Today the folks over at PUBLISHERS WEEKLY launched the OFFICIAL BOOK TRAILER for Jeremy new novel.
The trailer for RABID HEART was directed by horror writer, John Palisano and features a music score by Jeremy Wagner. The imagery and music capture the eerie and nightmarish vibe and setting of RABID HEART while also planting an ominous seed with the viewer which will leave readers asking: What is this creepy road are these characters have wound up on?
Who are these characters afraid of?
What horrors await them?
Is there love in a dead heart ?
These questions and the visual representation in this trailer for RABID HEART will no doubt compel readers to pick up the book and find out for themselves what epicness lies in wait within the pages of a novel that PUBLISHERS WEEKLY says, Aside from the nonstop action, the book wins over the reader because of the warmth and determination Rhonda embodies as she battles these evil forces on her own terms, especially after she rescues two children.
Finland's CORPSESSED will break a four-year silence this fall with the release of Impetus of Death. Featuring eight crushing tracks of obscure death metal, Impetus of Death is due out November 23 on Dark Descent Records.